CINCINNATI, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MS --Those who faithfully brush their teeth each morning and night might feel asthough they're doing enough to achieve a healthy smile. However, even people with good oral care habits may hear from their dentist or hygienist that they have signs of gingivitis, an early form of gum disease.
Arming yourself with a better understanding
What is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is a very common early form of gum disease that causes gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily during brushing or flossing. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a more serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis, which affects the tissues that surround and support the teeth and represents a major cause of tooth loss in adults.(1)
How Can I Fight Gingivitis?
Fortunately, there are several ways you can protect yourself from gingivitis. Try these techniques between dental visits to help improve your chances of acing your next dental check-up.
Taking steps towards helping to prevent gingivitis can not only help you achieve a healthier mouth, but can help make you and your dentist smile at your next visit!
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(1) American Dental Association. Disease, Gum (Diseases, Periodontal). Retrieved April 1, 2011, from www.ada.org/3063.aspx
(2) Source: 2011 Women's Health Reader Panel. Survey results based upon responses from 108 female Women's Health readers between the ages of 30 and 54, who are regular users of mouth wash and in good health, received a free sample of Crest Pro-Health product to try for one week in their home environment and participated in a promotion for the opportunity to travel to New York City for a photo shoot and be featured in Women's Health magazine.
(3) When Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum Protection Toothpaste, Oral-B® CrossAction® Pro-Health® toothbrush, Crest Pro-Health Invigorating Clean Multi-Protection Rinse and Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Clinical Protection Floss are used together. Individual results may vary.
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